This Campaign is the first time that all of the Episcopal bodies and seminaries of the six Pan-Methodist denominations have united in their support a social concern that is an expression of their Christian faith. Every Pan-Methodist seminary (see list below) has endorsed and agreed to participate in the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty.
In requesting the seminaries’ endorsements, five goals were stated. Their endorsement meant that they would:
1) assert their support for this social witness initiative of their denominations;
2) affirm their common Wesleyan heritage of care for and with the poor;
3) participate in this ecumenical movement to serve children in poverty;
4) understand this Campaign as an opportunity to prepare church leaders for justice ministries; and
5) involve faculty and students in projects that assist congregations in their outreach to children in poverty.
Each seminary will have its distinctive ways of participating in the Campaign.
You can see what some seminaries report on their efforts to relate theological education to children/youth in poverty by clicking on the seminary name. At this time, most of the seminaries are still in the process of completing their reports. So, in the coming months this page should provide an increasing number of descriptions about what seminaries are doing. Those seminaries with an * by their name have submitted information.